US Patent No: 7,680,522

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Method and apparatus for detecting misapplied sensors

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A method and system are provided for determining whether a spectrophotometric sensor is misapplied. In one embodiment, a spectrophotometric sensor is provided with a strain sensor configures to provide a signal related to the curvature of the spectrophotometric sensor. In such an embodiment, the signal may be compared, such as by an associated monitor, with an expected signal value. Based upon this comparison, a determination may be made whether or not the spectrophotometric sensor is misapplied.

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3776

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Andersohn, Lutz Oakland, US 8 114
Andriola, Pete Alamo, US 1 3

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5,521,851 Noise reduction method and apparatus 125 1994
5,595,176 Pulse oximeter 144 1994
5,766,125 Apparatus for determining the concentration of light-absorbing materials in blood 116 1995
5,551,423 Pulse oximeter probe 160 1995
5,590,652 Drive circuit for light-emitting diode in pulse oximeter 128 1996
5,666,952 Tissue transmitted light sensor 106 1996
5,995,859 Method and apparatus for accurately measuring the saturated oxygen in arterial blood by substantially eliminating noise from the measurement signal 200 1997
6,154,667 Pulse oximeter probe 197 1998
6,230,035 Apparatus for determining concentrations of light-absorbing materials in living tissue 209 1999
6,453,184 Device for measuring light absorption materials in blood 125 2000
6,671,526 Probe and apparatus for determining concentration of light-absorbing materials in living tissue 194 2000
6,665,551 Current driving system of light emitting diode 121 2000
6,546,267 Biological sensor 215 2000
2002/0038,078 Apparatus for measuring/determining concentrations of light absorbing materials in blood 121 2001
2003/0100,840 Pulse photometry probe 92 2002
6,780,158 Signal processing method and pulse wave signal processing method 124 2002
7,025,728 Method for reducing noise, and pulse photometer using the method 95 2003
2004/0092,805 Signal processing method, and pulse photometer using the method 117 2003
 
PHDX SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,673,692 Single site, multi-variable patient monitor 228 1995
6,556,852 Earpiece with sensors to measure/monitor multiple physiological variables 125 2001
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,922,607 Measuring process for blood gas analysis sensors 107 1996
 
Vander Corporation (1)
4,805,623 Spectrophotometric method for quantitatively determining the concentration of a dilute component in a light- or other radiation-scattering environment 446 1987
 
SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD. (1)
6,571,114 Medical measurement apparatus 96 2001
 
ITAMAR MEDICAL LTD. (2)
6,461,305 Pressure applicator devices particularly useful for non-invasive detection of medical conditions 191 2000
6,916,289 Pressure applicator devices particularly useful for non-invasive detection of medical conditions 80 2004
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (6)
6,026,314 Method and device for noninvasive measurements of concentrations of blood components 171 1998
6,714,805 Method and apparatus for noninvasively monitoring hemoglobin concentration and oxygen saturation 127 2002
6,990,426 Diagnostic method and apparatus using light 103 2003
2004/0024,326 Probe for use in measuring a biological signal and biological signal measuring system incorporating the probe 100 2003
2004/0204,865 Method of removing abnormal data and blood component spectroscopy analysis system employing the same 91 2004
7,209,775 Ear type apparatus for measuring a bio signal and measuring method therefor 128 2004
 
SpaceLabs, Inc. (2)
5,158,082 Apparatus for heating tissue with a photoplethysmograph sensor 195 1990
5,055,671 Apparatus for detecting transducer movement using a first and second light detector 107 1990
 
SPACELABS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,626,140 System and method of multi-sensor fusion of physiological measurements 162 1995
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
6,498,942 Optoacoustic monitoring of blood oxygenation 140 2000
2005/0043,599 Pulse oximetry device and method 103 2004
 
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH), U.S. DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS), U.S. GOVERNMENT (1)
6,397,091 Manual and automatic probe calibration 483 1999
 
SPACELABS HEALTHCARE, LLC (5)
5,680,857 Alignment guide system for transmissive pulse oximetry sensors 158 1992
5,687,722 System and method for the algebraic derivation of physiological signals 130 1995
5,588,427 Enhancement of physiological signals using fractal analysis 185 1995
5,692,505 Data processing systems and methods for pulse oximeters 109 1996
5,817,008 Conformal pulse oximetry sensor and monitor 167 1996
 
ELEKON INDUSTRIES USA, INC. (2)
2005/0197,548 DISPOSABLE/REUSABLE FLEXIBLE SENSOR 113 2004
2005/0228,248 Clip-type sensor having integrated biasing and cushioning means 154 2004
 
MAP MEDIZINTECHNIK FÃœR ARZT UND PATIENT GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5,275,159 Method and apparatus for diagnosis of sleep disorders 548 1992
 
CENTURY MEDICAL KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,807,246 Display device in medical examination and treatment system 127 1995
 
MASIMO LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
6,850,787 Signal component processor 400 2002
 
NATIONAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
4,955,379 Motion artefact rejection system for pulse oximeters 232 1988
 
Optix LP (3)
6,222,189 Methods of enhancing optical signals by mechanical manipulation in non-invasive testing 151 1998
6,411,832 Method of improving reproducibility of non-invasive measurements 105 1999
6,992,772 Method and apparatus for optical sampling to reduce interfering variances 91 2003
 
AVL MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS (2)
4,890,619 System for the measurement of the content of a gas in blood, in particular the oxygen saturation of blood 152 1987
5,299,570 System for measuring the saturation of at least one gas, particularly the oxygen saturation of blood 195 1992
 
S.P.O. Medical Equipment Ltd. (1)
6,553,242 Physiological stress detector device and method 142 2000
 
S.P.O. MEDICAL LTD. (1)
7,006,855 Sensor for radiance based diagnostics 97 1999
 
OHMEDA INC. (1)
5,924,985 Patient probe disconnect alarm 96 1997
 
A. W. Faber-Castell (1)
5,084,327 Fluorescent marking liquid 118 1989
 
Schnettler; Jenifer M. (1)
5,259,761 Tooth vitality probe and process 99 1990
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (3)
4,867,557 Reflection type oximeter for applying light pulses to a body tissue to measure oxygen saturation 212 1988
4,974,591 Bio-photosensor 196 1988
4,926,867 Light-reflecting and heating type oximeter 171 1989
 
KINDERLIFE INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
6,594,511 Method and apparatus for determining physiological characteristics 133 2001
 
METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
6,971,580 AUTOMATED METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR DIMENSIONING OBJECTS OVER A CONVEYOR BELT STRUCTURE BY APPLYING CONTOURING TRACING, VERTICE DETECTION, CORNER POINT DETECTION, AND CORNER POINT REDUCTION METHODS TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL RANGE DATA MAPS OF THE SPACE ABOVE THE CONVEYOR BELT CAPTURED BY AN AMPLITUDE MODULATED LASER SCANNING BEAM 85 2002
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
2003/0212,316 Method and apparatus for determining blood parameters and vital signs of a patient 111 2002
 
Imagenix, Inc. (1)
6,622,034 Oximeter sensor with functional liner 113 2002
 
PROTHIA (6)
5,425,362 Fetal sensor device 141 1993
6,308,089 Limited use medical probe 285 1999
6,339,715 Method and apparatus for processing a physiological signal 122 1999
6,449,501 Pulse oximeter with signal sonification 138 2000
6,647,280 Method and apparatus for processing a physiological signal 114 2002
6,711,425 Pulse oximeter with calibration stabilization 190 2002
 
SQUARE ONE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,237,994 Integrated lead frame pulse oximetry sensor 128 1991
 
Cas Medical Systems, Inc. (2)
6,456,862 Method for non-invasive spectrophotometric blood oxygenation monitoring 128 2001
7,072,701 Method for spectrophotometric blood oxygenation monitoring 116 2003
 
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
6,801,798 Body-member-illuminating pressure cuff for use in optical noninvasive measurement of blood parameters 168 2002
 
DAEDULUS 1, L.L.C. (1)
5,978,691 Device and method for noninvasive continuous determination of blood gases, pH, hemoglobin level, and oxygen content 165 1997
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF, THE (1)
7,047,055 Fetal pulse oximetry 124 2001
 
Providence Health System-Oregon (2)
6,421,549 Adaptive calibration pulsed oximetry method and device 124 2000
6,760,609 Adaptive calibration pulsed oximetry method and device 124 2002
 
Picker International, Inc. (1)
5,323,776 MRI compatible pulse oximetry system 154 1992
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
4,807,630 Apparatus and method for use in pulse oximeters 139 1987
 
WOOLSTHORPE TECHNOLOGIES (3)
6,480,729 Method for determining blood constituents 145 2001
6,819,950 Method for noninvasive continuous determination of physiologic characteristics 149 2001
6,719,705 Device and method for noninvasive continuous determination of physiologic characteristics 130 2002
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (6)
6,144,867 Self-piercing pulse oximeter sensor assembly 105 1999
6,253,098 Disposable pulse oximeter assembly and protective cover therefor 108 1999
6,256,524 Pulse oximeter sensor combined with a combination oropharyngeal airway and bite block 122 1999
6,263,223 Method for monitoring arterial oxygen saturation 117 1999
6,266,547 Nasopharyngeal airway with reflectance pulse oximeter sensor 96 1999
6,470,200 Pacifier pulse oximeter sensor 109 2001
 
AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES (1)
5,213,099 Ear canal pulse/oxygen saturation measuring device 140 1991
 
PALCO LABS, INC. (1)
6,618,602 Method and apparatus for simultaneously determining a patient's identification and blood oxygen saturation 124 2002
 
CYBRO MEDICAL, LTD. (1)
2002/0042,558 Pulse oximeter and method of operation 191 2001
 
KESTREL LABS, INC. (2)
6,647,279 Hybrid optical delivery system for photoplethysmography 99 2002
6,754,515 Stabilization of noisy optical sources in photoplethysmography 125 2002
 
E.P. LIMITED (1)
5,978,693 Apparatus and method for reduction of motion artifact 126 1998
 
PERKINELMER INSTRUMENTS LLC (1)
6,430,513 Monitoring constituents of an animal organ using statistical correlation 125 2000
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION (8)
5,058,588 Oximeter and medical sensor therefor 240 1989
5,287,853 Adapter cable for connecting a pulsoximetry sensor unit to a medical measuring device 132 1992
5,349,519 Method for digitally processing signals containing information regarding arterial blood flow 111 1993
5,413,102 Medical sensor 112 1994
5,517,988 Method for detecting an irregular state in a non-invasive pulse oximeter system 137 1994
6,083,157 Method and apparatus for the non-invasive determination of the concentration of a component 107 1998
6,122,535 Method and apparatus for determining the concentration of a component 163 1998
6,725,074 Quality indicator for measurement signals, in particular, for medical measurement signals such as those used in measuring oxygen saturation 163 2002
 
HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
2006/0058,594 Measuring probe and living body optical measuring device 96 2003
 
I.S.S. (USA) Inc. (1)
6,078,833 Self referencing photosensor 137 1998
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
5,239,185 Method and equipment for measuring absorptance of light scattering materials using plural wavelengths of light 104 1992
 
KOWA COMPANY, LTD. (2)
5,522,388 Pulse spectrometer 129 1994
5,575,285 Apparatus for measuring oxygen saturation 188 1994
 
Sirraya, Inc. (1)
5,348,003 Method and apparatus for chemical analysis 349 1992
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,519,484 Pulse oximetry sensor 106 2000
6,801,802 System and method for selecting physiological data from a plurality of physiological data sources 127 2001
7,305,262 Apparatus and method for acquiring oximetry and electrocardiogram signals 103 2003
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
5,483,646 Memory access control method and system for realizing the same 115 1994
 
NellcorPuritan Bennett Incorporated (2)
7,016,715 Selection of preset filter parameters based on signal quality 106 2003
7,039,538 Pulse oximeter with separate ensemble averaging for oxygen saturation and heart rate 34 2004
 
NIPPON COLIN, LTD., (1)
4,714,080 Method and apparatus for noninvasive monitoring of arterial blood oxygen saturation 181 1986
 
WILLIAMS, JOAN (1)
6,589,172 Switching device for an array of multiple medical sensors 102 2001
 
NELLCOR INCORPORATED (11)
5,402,777 Methods and devices for facilitated non-invasive oxygen monitoring 131 1992
5,348,004 Electronic processor for pulse oximeter 181 1993
5,555,882 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 148 1994
5,524,617 Isolated layer pulse oximetry 137 1995
5,995,856 Non-contact optical monitoring of physiological parameters 237 1995
5,662,106 Oximeter with motion detection for alarm modification 169 1996
5,746,206 Isolated layer pulse oximetry 139 1996
6,272,363 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 142 1998
6,370,408 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 125 1999
6,662,033 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 139 2001
2005/0143,634 Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter 54 2005
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (110)
4,802,486 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 237 1985
4,685,464 Durable sensor for detecting optical pulses 296 1985
4,621,643 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 365 1986
4,653,498 Pulse oximeter monitor 382 1986
4,800,495 Method and apparatus for processing signals used in oximetry 258 1986
4,819,646 Feedback-controlled method and apparatus for processing signals used in oximetry 157 1986
4,859,056 Multiple-pulse method and apparatus for use in oximetry 144 1986
4,869,253 Method and apparatus for indicating perfusion and oxygen saturation trends in oximetry 226 1986
4,913,150 Method and apparatus for the automatic calibration of signals employed in oximetry 287 1986
4,700,708 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 361 1986
4,830,014 Sensor having cutaneous conformance 243 1987
4,770,179 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 236 1987
4,869,254 Method and apparatus for calculating arterial oxygen saturation 280 1988
4,911,167 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 349 1988
4,938,218 Perinatal pulse oximetry sensor 339 1988
4,928,692 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 222 1988
4,892,101 Method and apparatus for offsetting baseline portion of oximeter signal 192 1989
4,934,372 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 258 1989
5,259,381 Apparatus for the automatic calibration of signals employed in oximetry 227 1989
5,078,136 Method and apparatus for calculating arterial oxygen saturation based plethysmographs including transients 231 1989
5,109,849 Perinatal pulse oximetry sensor 187 1990
5,099,842 Perinatal pulse oximetry probe 154 1990
5,228,440 Fetal pulse oximetry apparatus and method of use 123 1990
* 5,226,417 Apparatus for the detection of motion transients 189 1991
5,218,962 Multiple region pulse oximetry probe and oximeter 213 1991
5,267,563 Oximeter sensor with perfusion enhancing 154 1991
5,351,685 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 195 1991
5,209,230 Adhesive pulse oximeter sensor with reusable portion 240 1991
5,247,932 Sensor for intrauterine use 238 1991
5,246,002 Noise insensitive pulse transmittance oximeter 190 1992
5,246,003 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 263 1992
RE35122 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 201 1992
5,377,675 Method and apparatus for improved fetus contact with fetal probe 112 1992
5,368,224 Method for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 365 1992
5,368,026 Oximeter with motion detection for alarm modification 223 1993
5,469,845 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 205 1993
5,485,847 Pulse oximeter using a virtual trigger for heart rate synchronization 139 1993
5,392,777 Oximeter sensor with perfusion enhancing 147 1993
5,560,355 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 179 1993
5,507,286 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 122 1993
5,421,329 Pulse oximeter sensor optimized for low saturation 167 1994
5,533,507 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 135 1994
5,743,260 Fetal pulse oximetry apparatus and method of use 121 1995
5,782,237 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 143 1995
RE36000 Adhesive pulse oximeter sensor with reusable portion 161 1995
5,577,500 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 126 1995
5,779,630 Medical sensor with modulated encoding scheme 161 1995
5,673,693 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 140 1995
5,678,544 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 189 1995
5,676,141 Electronic processor for pulse oximeters 185 1995
5,743,263 Pulse Oximeter using a virtual trigger for heart rate synchronization 158 1995
5,839,439 Oximeter sensor with rigid inner housing and pliable overmold 154 1995
5,660,567 Medical sensor connector with removable encoding device 321 1995
5,724,967 Noise reduction apparatus for low level analog signals 103 1995
5,810,724 Reusable sensor accessory containing a conformable spring activated rubber sleeved clip 161 1995
5,807,247 Method and apparatus for facilitating compatibility between pulse oximeters and sensor probes 170 1995
5,818,985 Optical oximeter probe adapter 140 1995
5,746,697 Medical diagnostic apparatus with sleep mode 227 1996
5,797,841 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 139 1996
5,713,355 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 155 1996
5,752,914 Continuous mesh EMI shield for pulse oximetry sensor 141 1996
5,853,364 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 297 1996
5,842,982 Infant neonatal pulse oximeter sensor 120 1996
5,776,058 Pressure-attached presenting part fetal pulse oximetry sensor 115 1996
5,813,980 Fetal pulse oximetry sensor with remote securing mechanism 118 1996
5,823,952 Pulse oximeter sensor with differential slip coefficient 142 1996
5,727,547 Presenting part fetal oximeter sensor with securing mechanism for providing tension to scalp attachment 98 1996
5,803,910 Condensed oximeter system and method with noise reduction software 142 1996
5,961,450 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 131 1996
5,782,756 Method and apparatus for in vivo blood constituent analysis 143 1996
5,851,179 Pulse oximeter sensor with articulating head 140 1996
6,018,673 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 221 1996
5,830,136 Gel pad optical sensor 195 1996
5,921,921 Pulse oximeter with sigma-delta converter 156 1996
6,195,575 Fetal sensor which self-inflates using capillary force 97 1997
5,924,982 Oximeter sensor with user-modifiable color surface 100 1997
6,115,621 Oximetry sensor with offset emitters and detector 131 1997
5,910,108 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 146 1997
5,924,979 Medical diagnostic apparatus with sleep mode 229 1997
5,885,213 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 149 1997
5,916,155 Fetal sensor with securing balloons remote from optics 110 1997
5,865,736 Method and apparatus for nuisance alarm reductions 213 1997
5,961,452 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 100 1997
6,023,541 Active optical oximeter probe adapter 158 1998
5,916,154 Method of enhancing performance in pulse oximetry via electrical stimulation 195 1998
6,064,899 Fiber optic oximeter connector with element indicating wavelength shift 103 1998
6,044,283 Medical sensor with modulated encoding scheme 210 1998
6,173,196 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 124 1998
6,083,172 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 216 1998
6,112,107 Flexible sensor with bulge enhancing contact 144 1998
6,370,409 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 102 1999
6,374,129 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 166 1999
6,411,833 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 185 1999
6,708,049 Sensor with signature of data relating to sensor 228 2000
6,430,423 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 120 2000
6,721,584 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 160 2001
6,836,679 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 151 2002
6,671,530 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 97 2002
6,845,256 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 182 2002
6,763,255 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 119 2002
6,681,126 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 124 2002
2004/0006,261 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding patient data 126 2003
7,130,671 Pulse oximeter sensor off detector 107 2004
2004/0162,472 Sensor with signature of data relating to sensor 129 2004
2005/0197,552 Pulse oximeter with alternate heart-rate determination 23 2004
2006/0224,058 Pulse oximetry sensor and technique for using the same on a distal region of a patient's digit 100 2005
2007/0032,710 Bi-stable medical sensor and technique for using the same 86 2005
* 2007/0078,316 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 40 2005
2007/0100,220 Adjusting parameters used in pulse oximetry analysis 16 2005
2006/0253,016 Systems and methods to assess one or more body fluid metrics 17 2005
 
CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC. (7)
5,760,910 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 395 1995
5,860,919 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring method 436 1997
5,940,182 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 396 1998
6,278,522 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 396 1999
6,920,345 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 369 2003
7,003,338 Method and apparatus for reducing coupling between signals 334 2003
7,027,849 Blood parameter measurement system 408 2003
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT LLC (12)
5,361,758 Method and device for measuring concentration levels of blood constituents non-invasively 309 1991
5,429,128 Finger receptor 142 1993
5,465,714 Electro-optical sensor for spectrophotometric medical devices 153 1994
5,482,034 Method and apparatus for spectrophotometric cerebral oximetry and the like 169 1994
5,584,296 Patient sensor for optical cerebral oximeters and the like 190 1994
5,645,060 Method and apparatus for removing artifact and noise from pulse oximetry 253 1995
5,795,292 Method for improving signal-to-noise in clinical spectrometric procedures 120 1996
7,248,910 Physiological parameter monitoring system and sensor assembly for same 117 2002
2006/0258,921 Method of analyzing and processing signals 157 2004
7,315,753 Pulse oximeter with parallel saturation calculation modules 111 2004
2005/0085,735 Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter 52 2004
7,302,284 Pulse oximeter with parallel saturation calculation modules 18 2005
 
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
4,880,304 Optical sensor for pulse oximeter 168 1987
5,094,239 Composite signal implementation for acquiring oximetry signals 104 1989
 
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (3)
5,437,275 Pulse oximetry sensor 161 1994
6,654,621 Finger oximeter with finger grip suspension system 146 2001
6,643,531 Combination fingerprint and oximetry device 104 2002
 
SMITHS INDUSTRIES MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,431,159 Pulse oximetry 129 1991
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (3)
5,924,980 Method and apparatus for adaptively reducing the level of noise in an acquired signal 168 1998
6,135,952 Adaptive filtering of physiological signals using a modeled synthetic reference signal 131 1999
6,285,894 Method and device for non-invasive in vivo determination of blood constituents 113 1999
 
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
6,681,128 System for noninvasive hematocrit monitoring 106 2001
 
Watermark Medical, Inc. (2)
6,811,538 Sleep apnea risk evaluation 111 2001
7,297,119 Sleep apnea risk evaluation 90 2004
 
SATO, IKUO (1)
5,687,719 Pulse oximeter probe 126 1994
 
IDEAL LIFE INC. (1)
2005/0020,887 Medical monitoring device and system 186 2004
 
OSI Optoelectronics, Inc. (2)
6,385,821 Apparatus for securing an oximeter probe to a patient 112 2000
6,681,454 Apparatus and method for securing an oximeter probe to a patient 122 2002
 
MORTARA INSTRUMENT, INC. (2)
6,697,655 Low power pulse oximeter 129 2001
6,564,077 Method and apparatus for pulse oximetry 133 2001
 
GE Healthcare Finland Oy (1)
6,912,413 Pulse oximeter 94 2003
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
7,107,088 Pulse oximetry methods and apparatus for use within an auditory canal 103 2004
 
Futrex, Inc. (2)
5,028,787 Non-invasive measurement of blood glucose 403 1989
5,365,066 Low cost means for increasing measurement sensitivity in LED/IRED near-infrared instruments 116 1992
 
Minolta Co., Ltd. (1)
6,829,496 Blood component measurement apparatus 171 2002
 
Instrumentarium Oy (1)
6,104,938 Procedure, apparatus and detector for the determination of fractional oxygen saturation 172 1998
 
INSTRUMENTARIUM CORP. (5)
5,099,841 Measurement of the composition of blood 111 1990
6,285,895 Measuring sensor for monitoring characteristics of a living tissue 255 1998
6,041,247 Non-invasive optical measuring sensor and measuring method 176 1998
6,791,689 Sensor assembly and method for measuring nitrogen dioxide 98 2000
6,963,767 Pulse oximeter 78 2002
 
RADIOMETER BASEL AG (3)
6,151,107 Method of non-invasive determination of oxygen saturation in tissue in which blood is circulating 111 1999
6,181,959 Detection of parasitic signals during pulsoxymetric measurement 169 1999
6,654,622 Device for the combined measurement of the arterial oxygen saturation and the transcutaneous CO2 partial pressure on an ear lobe 124 1999
 
MINOLTA CAMERA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (4)
4,586,513 Noninvasive device for photoelectrically measuring the property of arterial blood 213 1983
4,714,341 Multi-wavelength oximeter having a means for disregarding a poor signal 334 1985
4,694,833 Noninvasive device for photoelectrically measuring the property of arterial blood 184 1986
4,942,877 Device for measuring oxygen saturation degree in arterial blood 307 1987
 
NONIN MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,792,052 Finger clip pulse oximeter 169 1995
5,800,349 Offset pulse oximeter sensor 176 1997
 
Scico, Inc. (1)
5,596,986 Blood oximeter 159 1993
 
COVIDIEN LP (66)
5,960,610 Method of curving a fetal sensor 96 1997
6,035,223 Method and apparatus for determining the state of an oximetry sensor 140 1997
6,094,592 Methods and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter using transforms 230 1998
6,226,539 Pulse oximeter having a low power led drive 136 1999
6,298,252 Oximeter sensor with encoder connected to detector 145 1999
6,351,658 Multiple-code oximeter calibration element 129 1999
6,356,774 Oximeter sensor with encoded temperature characteristic 254 1999
6,466,808 Single device for both heating and temperature measurement in an oximeter sensor 122 1999
6,463,310 Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data 169 2000
6,675,031 Method and circuit for indicating quality and accuracy of physiological measurements 148 2000
6,381,480 Method and apparatus for monitoring fetal cerebral oxygenation during childbirth 116 2000
6,490,466 Interconnect circuit between non-compatible oximeter and sensor 125 2000
6,571,113 Oximeter sensor adapter with coding element 133 2000
6,591,122 Device and method for monitoring body fluid and electrolyte disorders 199 2001
6,801,797 Pulse oximeter sensor with piece-wise function 217 2001
6,615,065 Multi-channel non-invasive tissue oximeter 195 2001
6,754,516 Nuisance alarm reductions in a physiological monitor 170 2001
6,719,686 Fetal probe having an optical imaging device 108 2001
6,553,241 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding sensor expiration data 369 2001
6,591,123 Oximeter sensor with digital memory recording sensor data 153 2001
6,600,940 Oximeter sensor with digital memory 151 2001
6,606,510 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding patient data 125 2001
6,628,975 Oximeter sensor with digital memory storing data 132 2001
6,701,170 Blind source separation of pulse oximetry signals 193 2001
6,839,579 Temperature indicating oximetry sensor 124 2001
6,694,160 Pulse oximeter sensor with widened metal strip 106 2001
6,748,254 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 145 2002
7,006,856 Signal quality metrics design for qualifying data for a physiological monitor 136 2003
7,085,597 Oximeter sensor with digital memory recording sensor data 108 2003
7,236,811 Device and method for monitoring body fluid and electrolyte disorders 146 2003
7,047,056 Hat-based oximeter sensor 112 2003
7,079,880 Blind source separation of pulse oximetry signals 101 2003
7,289,837 Forehead sensor placement 27 2003
2004/0117,891 Headband with tension indicator 105 2003
7,162,288 Techniques for detecting heart pulses and reducing power consumption in sensors 92 2004
7,194,293 Selection of ensemble averaging weights for a pulse oximeter based on signal quality metrics 47 2004
2005/0197,579 Method and apparatus for optical detection of mixed venous and arterial blood pulsation in tissue 46 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 45 2004
7,277,741 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 36 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 45 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 45 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 45 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 45 2004
2004/0171,920 Pulse oximeter sensor with piece-wise function 138 2004
7,113,815 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 109 2004
7,123,950 Nuisance alarm reductions in a physiological monitor 140 2004
2007/0068,527 Method and system for determining when to reposition a physiological sensor 3 2005
2007/0073,121 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 75 2005
2006/0030,764 Method and circuit for indicating quality and accuracy of physiological measurements 126 2005
2007/0077,200 Method and system for controlled maintenance of hypoxia for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes 99 2005
2007/0118,027 Method for evaluating extracellular water concentration in tissue 15 2005
2006/0135,860 Signal quality metrics design for qualifying data for a physiological monitor 14 2005
2007/0179,369 System and method for detection of unstable oxygen saturation 16 2006
2006/0195,028 Hat-based oximeter sensor 111 2006
7,209,774 Pulse oximeter with separate ensemble averaging for oxygen saturation and heart rate 18 2006
2006/0276,700 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 56 2006
2006/0264,726 Forehead sensor placement 29 2006
2006/0264,727 Forehead sensor placement 25 2006
2006/0281,984 Forehead sensor placement 27 2006
2007/0032,712 Unitary medical sensor assembly and technique for using the same 84 2006
2007/0032,715 Compliant diaphragm medical sensor and technique for using the same 76 2006
2007/0073,125 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 65 2006
2007/0073,128 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 64 2006
2007/0073,126 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 88 2006
2007/0106,137 Pulse oximetry signal correction using near infrared absorption by water 29 2006
2007/0208,242 Selection of ensemble averaging weights for a pulse oximeter based on signal quality metrics 7 2007
 
ViOptix, Inc. (2)
6,597,931 System and method for absolute oxygen saturation 135 2000
6,587,703 System and method for measuring absolute oxygen saturation 134 2001
 
Non-Invasive Technology, Inc. (6)
6,192,260 Methods and apparatus for examining tissue in vivo using the decay characteristics of scattered electromagnetic radiation 121 1992
5,353,799 Examination of subjects using photon migration with high directionality techniques 203 1992
5,564,417 Pathlength corrected oximeter and the like 247 1993
5,553,614 Examination of biological tissue using frequency domain spectroscopy 238 1993
5,779,631 Spectrophotometer for measuring the metabolic condition of a subject 265 1995
6,263,221 Quantitative analyses of biological tissue using phase modulation spectroscopy 145 1997
 
MISAWA HOMES INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, NO. 4-5, TAKAIDOHIGASHI 2-CHOME, SUGINAMI-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN (1)
4,971,062 Fingertip pulse wave sensor 173 1989
 
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. (1)
6,594,512 Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter from a physiological signal 104 2001
 
FIRST BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (3)
4,773,422 Single channel pulse oximeter 247 1987
RE33643 Pulse oximeter with circuit leakage and ambient light compensation 137 1990
5,490,523 Finger clip pulse oximeter 173 1994
 
Misawa Homes Institute of Research & Development (1)
5,065,749 Fingertip pulse wave sensor 171 1990
 
SOMANETICS CORPORATION (3)
5,140,989 Examination instrument for optical-response diagnostic apparatus 148 1986
5,217,013 Patient sensor for optical cerebral oximeter and the like 188 1991
5,902,235 Optical cerebral oximeter 185 1996
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (118)
5,431,170 Pulse responsive device 538 1992
5,337,744 Low noise finger cot probe 469 1993
5,490,505 Signal processing apparatus 608 1993
5,482,036 Signal processing apparatus and method 584 1994
5,452,717 Finger-cot probe 457 1994
5,632,272 Signal processing apparatus 590 1994
5,638,818 Low noise optical probe 445 1994
5,758,644 Manual and automatic probe calibration 557 1995
5,769,785 Signal processing apparatus and method 488 1995
5,645,440 Patient cable connector 429 1995
D393830 Patient cable connector 414 1995
5,782,757 Low-noise optical probes 504 1995
5,685,299 Signal processing apparatus 474 1995
5,823,950 Manual and automatic probe calibration 415 1996
6,088,607 Low noise optical probe 505 1997
5,934,925 Patient cable connector 422 1997
6,002,952 Signal processing apparatus and method 575 1997
6,157,850 Signal processing apparatus 496 1997
5,890,929 Shielded medical connector 407 1997
6,081,735 Signal processing apparatus 681 1997
6,263,222 Signal processing apparatus 524 1997
6,184,521 Photodiode detector with integrated noise shielding 415 1998
5,919,134 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 430 1998
6,011,986 Manual and automatic probe calibration 503 1998
5,995,855 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 489 1998
6,525,386 Non-protruding optoelectronic lens 429 1998
5,997,343 Patient cable sensor switch 402 1998
6,229,856 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 421 1998
6,067,462 Signal processing apparatus and method 498 1998
6,256,523 Low-noise optical probes 475 1998
6,036,642 Signal processing apparatus and method 461 1998
6,236,872 Signal processing apparatus 448 1998
6,144,868 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 371 1999
6,334,065 Stereo pulse oximeter 486 1999
6,285,896 Fetal pulse oximetry sensor 405 1999
6,321,100 Reusable pulse oximeter probe with disposable liner 358 1999
6,349,228 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 422 1999
6,343,224 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 361 1999
6,580,086 Shielded optical probe and method 475 1999
6,206,830 Signal processing apparatus and method 446 1999
6,165,005 Patient cable sensor switch 397 1999
6,377,829 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 445 1999
6,152,754 Circuit board based cable connector 432 1999
6,463,311 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 425 1999
6,606,511 Pulse oximetry pulse indicator 473 2000
6,515,273 System for indicating the expiration of the useful operating life of a pulse oximetry sensor 425 2000
6,584,336 Universal/upgrading pulse oximeter 477 2000
6,360,114 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 445 2000
6,699,194 Signal processing apparatus and method 478 2000
6,430,525 Variable mode averager 404 2000
6,526,300 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 396 2000
6,470,199 Elastic sock for positioning an optical probe 415 2000
6,697,656 Pulse oximetry sensor compatible with multiple pulse oximetry systems 393 2000
6,770,028 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 436 2000
6,519,487 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 358 2000
6,280,213 Patient cable connector 419 2000
6,542,764 Pulse oximeter monitor for expressing the urgency of the patient's condition 409 2000
6,643,530 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 398 2000
6,501,975 Signal processing apparatus and method 484 2001
6,684,091 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage method 351 2001
6,541,756 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 438 2001
6,388,240 Shielded optical probe and method having a longevity indication 461 2001
6,684,090 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 510 2001
6,792,300 Low-noise optical probes for reducing light piping 394 2001
2002/0026,109 Low-noise optical probes 105 2001
6,721,585 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 348 2001
6,597,933 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 410 2001
6,678,543 Optical probe and positioning wrap 492 2001
6,745,060 Signal processing apparatus 442 2001
6,650,917 Signal processing apparatus 466 2001
6,671,531 Sensor wrap including foldable applicator 440 2001
6,654,624 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 452 2001
6,760,607 Ribbon cable substrate pulse oximetry sensor 377 2001
6,714,804 Stereo pulse oximeter 410 2001
6,658,276 Pulse oximeter user interface 453 2002
RE38492 Signal processing apparatus and method 412 2002
6,725,075 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 412 2002
6,985,764 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 364 2002
6,697,658 Low power pulse oximeter 454 2002
RE38476 Signal processing apparatus 416 2002
6,735,459 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 358 2002
6,813,511 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 402 2002
2003/0045,785 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 10 2002
6,816,741 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 405 2002
6,934,570 Physiological sensor combination 386 2002
6,826,419 Signal processing apparatus and method 400 2002
6,830,711 Mold tool for an optoelectronic element 383 2003
7,067,893 Optoelectronic element with a non-protruding lens 329 2003
7,225,006 Attachment and optical probe 294 2003
6,822,564 Parallel measurement alarm processor 437 2003
6,950,687 Isolation and communication element for a resposable pulse oximetry sensor 374 2003
6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 393 2003
6,771,994 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 394 2003
6,850,788 Physiological measurement communications adapter 385 2003
7,132,641 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 336 2003
6,993,371 Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor 408 2003
2004/0147,823 Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor 11 2003
7,096,054 Low noise optical housing 321 2003
6,898,452 Stereo pulse oximeter 371 2003
7,254,433 Signal processing apparatus 323 2003
2004/0068,164 Signal processing apparatus 139 2003
7,096,052 Optical probe including predetermined emission wavelength based on patient type 314 2003
7,003,339 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 345 2003
7,142,901 Parameter compensated physiological monitor 313 2003
2004/0158,134 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 11 2003
6,996,427 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 445 2003
7,039,449 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 355 2003
2004/0147,824 Manual and automatic probe calibration 107 2004
7,295,866 Low power pulse oximeter 285 2004
7,215,984 Signal processing apparatus 401 2004
2004/0204,637 Signal processing apparatus and method 129 2004
2004/0210,146 Signal processing apparatus 113 2004
7,024,233 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 362 2004
2005/0043,600 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 111 2004
7,254,434 Variable pressure reusable sensor 300 2004
7,280,858 Pulse oximetry sensor 308 2005
2005/0277,819 Physiological sensor combination 118 2005
2006/0084,852 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 11 2005
 
BCI, INC. (1)
5,558,096 Blood pulse detection method using autocorrelation 115 1995
 
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (2)
6,113,541 Noninvasive blood chemistry measurement method and system 104 1998
2004/0098,009 Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling and analyte sensing 226 2003
 
MALLINCKRODT INC. (1)
7,198,778 Tumor-targeted optical contrast agents 104 2003
 
XOETRONICS, LLC (1)
5,871,442 Photonic molecular probe 128 1997
 
ARISTO MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,417,207 Apparatus for the invasive use of oximeter probes 145 1993
 
RESPIRONICSNOVAMETRIX, INC. (1)
5,999,834 Disposable adhesive wrap for use with reusable pulse oximetry sensor and method of making 130 1998
 
PURITAN-BENNETT CORPORATION (2)
4,883,353 Pulse oximeter 184 1988
4,883,055 Artificially induced blood pulse for use with a pulse oximeter 239 1988
 
Invivo Research, Inc. (1)
4,948,248 Blood constituent measuring device and method 190 1989
 
NOSTIX LLC (1)
6,802,812 Noninvasive optical sensor for measuring near infrared light absorbing analytes 110 2001
 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE (1)
5,040,539 Pulse oximeter for diagnosis of dental pulp pathology 109 1989
 
MARQUETTE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,061,584 Pulse oximetry sensor 131 1998
 
Marquette Electronics, Inc. (1)
5,339,810 Pulse oximetry sensor 126 1993
 
Essential Medical Devices, Inc. (4)
5,810,723 Non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin analyer 133 1996
6,064,898 Non-invasive blood component analyzer 244 1998
6,397,093 Non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin analyzer 129 2000
6,615,064 Non-invasive blood component analyzer 232 2000
 
U.S. ALCOHOL TESTING OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
5,066,859 Hematocrit and oxygen saturation blood analyzer 231 1990
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